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Intigrated Amp Dilemma
You might think of moving the speakers closer to the wall or the corner to bass load the speaker to sound a little less thin and try some tubes I have a Rogue Audio Cronos Magnum  
Best integrated from this list...
I have Vandies 2C powered with Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum 100 watts and it has KT120 power tubes The combo has a great sound stage more holographic then a solid state integrated I tried the Ayre AX7 a more detailed sound but a flatter sound stage n... 
Curious .. What is the compared price of your tt vs spkrs
My frist TT was 50% of my speakers and cables. Now My speakers are only 30% of my TT. When I upgraded the TT I wanted to do it once. Started with a Rega RP1pp w/ a couple of upgrades and Rega Exact cartridge.the new TT is a Clearaudio Performance ... 
Integrated amp recommendation around 3k (I need more power!)
I run a Rogue Cronus Mag w/KT120 at 100 watts with Vandersteen 2 if that isn't enough  power the Rogue Pharaoh  has 185 watts tube preamp section solid-state amp I have heard the Harbeths 40.2 on both great sound stage and details The Cronus is ab... 
Stylus cleaner
I use Clearaudio Elixir stylus cleaner and a small stylus brush I would never use Magic Eraser on my seventeen hundred dollar cartridge I tried the clear sticky bubble  but found a film building up on the stylus 
Too many cans with no storage!
if you are in north jersey John at Audio Connection has some beautiful maple headphone stands with room for two pairs 
turntable mats
I have Clearaudio performance DC with no mat our platters are made out of the same material I do use a record clamp.  when I had a Rega with a glass platter I used a suede mat no static like the wool one that came with it  the Glass is so hard wit... 
Absolute top tier DAC for standard res Redbook CD
The best DAC dose not have to be be in the dig bucks range to be the best.Just pick up the AYRE CODEX this saturday you should give it a listen be for you make your final decision  it's musical has a full sound stage and is not fatiguing for less ...